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When Pain No Longer Gives Pleasure

It’s a fact that lot of us want to get inked but are having second thoughts because we might not be able to handle the pain. Some people say that the pain of having a tattoo is addicting. Some people say that it makes them feel so alive. Some tattoo artists even say that pain is an essential part of the process and should not be undermined. But how about those people who can’t stand the pain? Are they doomed to never have a tattoo?

Fortunately, the answer is no! Thanks to topical anesthesia, people with low pain tolerance and threshold can go under the needle and make it through the process with less discomfort.

You may be wondering where you can find those kinds of anesthetics. You can go online, join tattoo conventions, or ask your favorite tattoo artist for their preferred topical anesthetic spray, tattoo numbing gel, and tattoo numbing soap. How do these products make the magic happen? The sensation of pain relief is possible because of science and art. We’ll show you how science works!

There Is Magic In Science!

So how does topical anesthesia work? The magic lies in the ingredients. If you’ll read the labels of all topical anesthetics available in the market, you will notice that there are four commonly used numbing agents: tetracaine, lidocaine, epinephrine, and benzocaine.

Lidocaine is the most commonly-used tattoo anesthetic. Once sprayed or applied to skin through cream, gel, or soap, it desensitizes nerve endings for a minimize sensation of pain.

Unlike lidocaine, tetracaine and benzocaine blocks the sensation of pain to a certain level by acting as a nerve blocker. You will still feel the pain but on a tolerable level.

Out of the four numbing agents, epinephrine is the most disputed because of its possible side effect, tachycardia or increased heart rate. It works by constricting the blood vessels and decreasing swelling and bleeding. You must be cautious when using any topical anesthetic with epinephrine by using it sparingly, especially if you are suffering with high anxiety.

How Can Tattoo Anesthetics Give Pleasure When You’re Having Pain?

Well, honestly, to make the magic happen, you have to use a combination of products. These products work in synergy, making sure that the entire tattoo process is a pain free as possible. For the most effective combination, here is our suggestion:

  1. Before leaving home, apply a thick layer of Hush Gel on clean skin and wrap it in plastic. This allows for maximum absorption. Bring the rest of the tattoo gel with you while on your way to the tattoo shop.
  1. While preparing the skin in the tattoo shop, wash the area with Hush Foam Soap. The soap contains topical anesthetic that will amplify the effects of Hush Gel which was applied earlier.
  2. If you have a very low tolerance for pain, apply a second layer of Hush Gel.
  3. During the tattoo session, use Hush Spray to maintain the pain free sensation. You can use this several times. It is fast-acting and is very effective as a secondary layer for pain relief.
  4. For tattoo aftercare, just use Hush Foam Soap as you would normally would. Gently rub it into your skin. It has active ingredients that cleanse the skin while keeping it numb.

Let The Art Begin!

Now that you are experiencing pain free tattoo, the artist can concentrate on making a beautiful masterpiece on your skin. If you are giddy and you did not apply topical anesthesia on your skin at all, chances are, the tattoo artist will not be able to concentrate because of your possible flinching or screams. I don’t know with you but I certainly don’t want the artist to be distracted because I might end up with a messed tattoo!

Thanks to topical anesthetics, we can all experience pleasure in pain!